Snacking on Science

Colloquium | January 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Zeke Kossover, Exploratorium

 Graduate School of Education

Finding science activities that work is the first step for a new teacher. Putting activities into an order that maximizes understanding is next. A collaboration between experienced secondary teachers and scientists at the Exploratorium's Teacher Institute has created a collection of over 250 science activities we call "Snacks." Now we are working on creating sequences that help teachers learn how to make those activities count the most.

Zeke is a teacher in the Exploratorium’s Teacher Institute. Along with Tammy Cook-Endres, Zeke’s primary role is to train and support coaches and mentors who work with novice science teachers in their first two years in the classroom. Zeke taught high school science for 21 years in Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, and San Francisco. In 2011, he was selected to be an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation.

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